GPUBoss Review Our evaluation of 770 vs 670

Gaming

Real world tests using the latest 3D games

crysis: warhead (2013), battlefield 3 (2013) and Far Cry 3

Benchmarks

Synthetic tests to measure overall performance

Passmark, 3DMark Vantage Texture Fill, 3DMark 11 Graphics and 2 more

Compute Performance

General computing tests executed on the GPU

Civilization 5 Texture Decomposition (2013), Passmark Direct Compute and 1 more

Noise and Power

How loud and hot does the card run idle and under load

TDP, Idle Noise Level, Load Noise Level, Idle Power Consumption and 1 more

GPUBoss Score

Gaming, Benchmarks, Compute Performance and Noise and Power

Winner
Nvidia GeForce GTX 770 

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Differences What are the advantages of each

Front view of GeForce GTX 770

Reasons to consider the
Nvidia GeForce GTX 770

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Higher clock speed 1,046 MHz vs 915 MHz Around 15% higher clock speed
Better 3DMark vantage texture fill score 109.5 vs 86 More than 25% better 3DMark vantage texture fill score
Higher effective memory clock speed 7,012 MHz vs 6,008 MHz More than 15% higher effective memory clock speed
Better passmark score 6,171 vs 5,381 Around 15% better passmark score
Better 3DMark vantage graphics score 36,150 vs 31,610 Around 15% better 3DMark vantage graphics score
Much quieter idle noise level 38.2 dB vs 42.5 dB More than 10% quieter idle noise level
More energy-efficient load power consumption 246W vs 330W More than 25% more energy-efficient load power consumption
Better floating-point performance 3,213 GFLOPS vs 2,460 GFLOPS More than 30% better floating-point performance
Higher texture rate 134 GTexel/s vs 102.5 GTexel/s More than 30% higher texture rate
Quieter load noise level 46.7 dB vs 51.2 dB Around 10% quieter load noise level
Higher turbo clock speed 1,085 MHz vs 980 MHz More than 10% higher turbo clock speed
Slightly higher memory bandwidth 224 GB/s vs 192.3 GB/s More than 15% higher memory bandwidth
Higher pixel rate 33.5 GPixel/s vs 25.6 GPixel/s More than 30% higher pixel rate
Higher memory clock speed 1,753 MHz vs 1,502 MHz More than 15% higher memory clock speed
Higher far cry 3 framerate 50.4 fps vs 42.1 fps Around 20% higher far cry 3 framerate
Better civilization 5 texture decomposition (2013) score 395 vs 366.1 Around 10% better civilization 5 texture decomposition (2013) score
Higher battlefield 3 framerate 126.2 fps vs 109.4 fps More than 15% higher battlefield 3 framerate
Better passmark direct compute score 3,036 vs 2,556 Around 20% better passmark direct compute score
Higher crysis: warhead framerate 57 fps vs 50.9 fps More than 10% higher crysis: warhead framerate
Front view of GeForce GTX 670

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Nvidia GeForce GTX 670

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Lower TDP 170W vs 230W More than 25% lower TDP

Benchmarks Real world tests of GeForce GTX 770 vs 670

Passmark Industry standard benchmark for overall graphics card performance

3DMark Vantage (Texture Fill) Industry standard benchmark that tests DirectX performance

3DMark 11 Graphics Industry standard benchmark that tests DirectX 11 GPU performance

GeForce GTX 770 GeForce GTX 670 @ community.futuremark.com

Crysis: Warhead (2013) 1920x1080 - Enthusiast Quality + 4xAA

Far Cry 3 1920 x 1080 - Ultra Quality + 4x MSAA + Enh. AtoC

GeForce GTX 770
50.4 fps
GeForce GTX 670
42.1 fps
The game is a typical linear first-person shooter, but offers a talent tree, fast paced action and one-on-one duels with special game mechanics.
GeForce GTX 770 | by techPowerUp!

BioShock Infinite 1920 x 1080 - Ultra preset + DX11 (DDOF)

GeForce GTX 770
83.4 fps
GeForce GTX 670
83.7 fps

Reviews Word on the street

GeForce GTX 770  vs 670 

9.6
9.7
While overclocking is probably not what most system builders of small form-factor systems have in mind, I can happily report that overclocking works just as well as on any other "big" GTX 670.
GeForce GTX 670

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You have valid points as well, but either way we look at it I guess there's really no -need- for you (or me) to upgrade for at least 2-3 years, which of course depends pretty heavily on just how soon 4k starts going strong. Currently there is virtually no game that can't be completely maxed out by either of us at 1080p, with some very few exceptions of course (Such as, Crysis 3 with full AA and all maxed settings, AC IV Black Flag with God Rays on full, Tomb Raider with Tress FX enabled, although that one is mainly due to Tress FX currently being supported only by AMD software) I suspect the first game that will require a reduced setting will probably be The Witcher III, although Watch Dogs might do it as well. Watch Dogs ultra apparently calls for i7-3770 / FX-8350 with GTX 560ti / HD 7850, and 8gb of RAM. Either way, not necessary to upgrade yet. Although if/when the 790 makes it's appearance, that would probably be a very suitable upgrade for you. Waiting around for the next series can be a troublesome game to play, since you'll eventually be losing out anyway. I got my 770, then a few months later the 780 came along, my 770 dropped by 85$, and for a mere 100$ more than my initial cost I could have had a 780...I got mad, then got over it. Tech is just coming along too quick, it's impossible to keep current without being rich.
FTS <3
I see your point, however if I just take a moment to explain why I bought 2 670's instead of a 680 I hope you'll understand my argument. 2 670's at the time of buying cost about the same as 1 680, (about £600 ish), and while benchmarks show that 2 670's only marginally beat 1 680, I opted for the EVGA FTW editions, as I knew these particular model of 670's had superior OC'ing performance to other makes such as Asus or Gigabyte. So after comfortably OC'ing my 670's I was getting on average 15-20% more performance per card over thier base clocks, leading to I would guestimate around a 40% performance increase over a 680. Arguably I could have bought a 680 and OC'd, but I doubt I would have got to the same performance as my 2 OC'd 670's. Secondly, While 1 680 would have allowed me room to upgrade to a second in the future, this would have ended up soting me double what 2 670's would cost, and in my mind I wanted to buy a GPU upgrade and then stick with it untilt he next major upgrade (700 or 800 series). Anyway, I'm not going to bother with the 700 series now. I'll wait for the 800 series then I'll see what comes around. =)
If you're going to bother with an upgrade you might as well go with something that gives you further room to expand in the future, meaning instead of trading one SLI setup for another, replace it with a single GPU. Not sure about hardware prices everywhere, but here in Canada my GTX 770 (ASUS DCUII OC) costs about half the price of the GTX 780ti of the same make/model. Now, a 2-Way SLI with the 770s will actually outperform the 780ti, but not by any really significant amount. Also, having a single GPU will eliminate any need to be concerned with the typical SLI-related problems (Micro-stutter, lack of support, etc..), use less power, make less noise, and create less heat within the case. If you want more power later it would take all of 5 minutes to install a 2nd 780ti and go back to a SLI setup, which should reasonably run anything and everything fully maxed out for at least the next 4-5 years, depending pretty heavily on how soon 4k resolution becomes the next market standard in terms of software support (games that offer 4k) and hardware affordability (Example, my ASUS 24inch 144hz monitor = 300$, the current cheapest 24inch 4k monitor = 700$)
Yeah like 8 more fps...
Yeah, it's what ive been thinking. However I have been offered a nice price for my 670's, meaning an upgrade to 2 770's would only cost me a couple hundred. TBH though I think I will wait for the 800 series. by that time I'll probably be building a new rig anyways. =P
waste of money for such little increase, Your better off waiting until the 800 series hits.
I know that this is the first post in about 5 months, but hey ho! I currently have 2 x EVGA FTW 670's, which OC extremly well, I manage to score about 20% better on average than the normal 670 scores. =) While the 670 is in no way a bad card however, I believe that the 770 provides enough of a performance boost to make it a better card than the 670. For this reason I plan on investing in a couple of 770's in the near future. =D
zotac vs evga lolz.
hd8k is comming
I've been looking at the 770 for awhile, and the 670, and comparing the price now makes me wonder since it's like £70 more for a much better bit of kit!
770 craps all over the 670 lol
670ftw!
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